Saturday, June 11, 2016

Dauphine, Stage 5: Out of the Saddle

The first man to jump out of the severely reduced peloton was the Spaniard, Mikel Landa (Sky).  His attack could be seen as a softening blow for Team Sky, or a way for his team leader, Chris Froome, to sit in. Whatever the tactic, Landa quickly open up a sizable gap and may shortly catch the remnants of the breakaway that was falling apart up the road.  This final climb had some beautiful vistas.  I have always wonder just how much pleasure the racers can take in their stunning surroundings.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from Jack Richeson & Company.  This painting, along with all of my cycling art, is available through my artist website at  While you are on the site, be sure to check out my other works of art and my two cycling books.  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Bear in mind that this is a one of a kind original and once it is gone, it is gone.